Dr. Andrea Guerrero-Guajardo is Director of Community Engagement and Social Accountability at the University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Guerrero-Guajardo supports several nonprofit organizations through board service and civic engagement. In particular, she is a current member of the board of The Health Collaborative, SA2020, the Bexar County Child Welfare Board, Daughters of Charity Services of San Antonio, the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and was the Chairwoman of the Board of Workforce Solutions Alamo in 2017. She has previously served as an evaluator for the City of San Antonio Consolidated Funding Plan for Workforce Development and was a member of the 2018 Mayor’s Housing Policy Taskforce.
Dr. Guerrero-Guajardo holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a PhD in Education and Organizational Leadership from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio. Her research explores the lived experiences of Latinas in elected and appointed office through Latino Critical Race Theory and Chicana feminist lenses.
Her approach to community-based medical education employs multidisciplinary, theory-driven approaches to elements of community organizing and participatory decision-making with the goal of developing local capacity and increasing access to health and other services for uninsured adults and children and particularly in among Latino communities. Her community-based work is focused on social determinants of health and community responsive evaluation that addresses disparities caused by social, political, and economic inequities within historically oppressed and marginalized populations. She is an experienced trainer in these topics and was recognized by the Obama White House for her expertise and contributions to best practices for coalition building and community collaboration. She consistently engages stakeholders at the local, state, and national levels to develop prudent health policy, promote population health, and foster community wellness. Dr. Guerrero-Guajardo lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband, Ben, and their four children.